|Son of my Heart (standard:poetry, 347 words)|
|Author: Sarah||Added: Apr 02 2001||Views/Reads: 2423/4||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|A poem about my first-born child.|
SON OF MY HEART For Tom First-born son of my heart son of my life never was a child awaited with more anticipation and received with such love Do you remember how I sang Tombo, Tombo Where You Gonna Go-we-o and all those other silly childhood songs I yearn to hold that little baby just once more to touch him with my love Pliable, happy, easily directed you were such a good baby I knew I wanted to have a dozen more like you years later I realized it was less my expertise and more your inherent nature that made you such a delightful, good-natured baby I'll never forget the time you were bitten by a child during social hour after church I think it hurt me and grandpa much more than it hurt you I yearn to hold that little baby just once more to touch him with my love As your brother and sisters came along your dad and I expected too much we took advantage of your innate sense of responsibility and goodness we expected you to be our little man setting standards much too demanding always though, you tried to comply I yearn to hold that little boy just once more to touch him with my love Moving to Tennessee taking you from your friends at First Baptist Church uprooted you all much more than we realized at the time yet I know we hoped it would be a new beginning for all of us First-born son of my heart son of my life I yearn for another chance A chance to be more patient more understanding more appreciative of the kind, gentle little boy who too quickly grew into a man A man of integrity and honor fulfilling the promise and potential of the delightful child of long ago I yearn to hug that man once more to touch him with my love For now I write these simple words and hope that my feelings which are constant and forever will rise up off the page and touch him with my love Tweet
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